Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"The Remains" by Vincent Zandri - Book Tour & Review


The Remains
Author: Vincent Zandri
Publisher: StoneHouse Ink
ISBN: 9780982770535
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Horror

About the Book (from Amazon):

"Thirty years ago, teenager Rebecca Underhill and her twin sister Molly were abducted by a man who lived in a house in the woods behind their upstate New York farm. They were held inside that house for three horrifying hours, until making their daring escape.

Vowing to keep their terrifying experience a secret in order to protect their mother and father, the girls tried to put the past behind them. And when their attacker was hunted down by police and sent to prison, they believed he was as good as dead.

Now, it’s 30 years later, and with Molly having passed away from cancer, Rebecca, a painter and art teacher, is left alone to bear the burden of a secret that has only gotten heavier and more painful with each passing year.

But when Rebecca begins receiving some strange anonymous text messages, she begins to realize that the monster who attacked her all those years ago is not dead after all. He’s back, and this time, he wants to do more than just haunt her. He wants her dead."

My Thoughts:

Vincent Zandri is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I had read "Moonlight Falls" (see my review here) and loved it. My expectations were high for this book, but Mr. Zandri left me breathless when he surpassed all my expectations with "The Remains"!

"The Remains" is a suspenseful and downright chilling tale that absolutely captivated me from the beginning. When I picked the book up, my intention was only to read a chapter or two, and go to sleep. Half way through the book, I discovered how very late it was, and forced myself to put it aside to get a couple of hours of sleep. As soon as I could, I was back to reading, and finished the book. No putting this one aside. I HAD to know what happened next. I HAD to keep turning those pages. Mr. Zandri's prose not only wove a heart-stopping tale, but it placed a spell over me that demanded my complete attention!!

Mr. Zandri's books are amazing, and I found his books are offered at an extremely reasonable price - especially the e-books. At the time of this posting, "The Remains" is offered at both Amazon (Kindle format) and Barnes & Noble (NOOK format) for less than the price of a small Starbuck's latte! If you've never read a Vincent Zandri book, now is your chance to treat yourself. If you enjoy Stephen King, I know you are going to love Mr. Zandri. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Now I'm off to download Mr. Zandri's "The Innocent". I can't wait to add this to my personal to-read pile!

About the Author:

Vincent ZandriVincent Zandri is an award-winning novelist, essayist and freelance photojournalist. His novel As Catch Can (Delacorte) was touted in two pre-publication articles by Publishers Weekly and was called “Brilliant” upon its publication by The New York Post. The Boston Herald attributed it as “The most arresting first crime novel to break into print this season.” Other novels include the bestselling, Moonlight Falls,Godchild (Bantam/Dell) and Permanence (NPI). Translated into several languages including Japanese and the Dutch, Zandri’s novels have also been sought out by numerous major movie producers, including Heyday Productions and DreamWorks. Presently he is the author of the blogs, Dangerous Dispatches and Embedded in Africa for Russia Today TV (RT). He also writes for other global publications, including Culture 11, Globalia and Globalspec. Zandri’s nonfiction has appeared in New York Newsday, Hudson Valley Magazine, Game and Fish Magazine and others, while his essays and short fiction have been featured in many journals including Fugue, Maryland Review and Orange Coast Magazine. He holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College and is a 2010 International Thriller Writer’s Awards panel judge. Zandri currently divides his time between New York and Europe. He is the drummer for the Albany-based punk band to Blisterz.

His latest book is the bestselling thriller novel, The Remains.

You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at www.vincentzandri.blogspot.com.

This book was provided by the author through "Pump Up Your Book" for me to honestly review.

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